Gor Mahia returnee Meddie Kagere was on target in his very first game back at the club after a six month hiatus. This bodes well for the team and his partnership with compatriot Jacque Tuyisenge.
Kagere however admitted that he was under intense pressure and was unsure of how he would perform.
“I was under pressure and I felt very uneasy even as I was walking into the field. I asked God to give the team a win, even if I wouldn’t score because I knew how much the club’s fans love to win.
“Scoring after just 13 minutes was therefore a great relief for me because it took a lot of pressure away from me. I began to feel more at ease with the ball and I even dreamed of scoring another goal,” he said to kpl.co.ke.
Aside from the fact that he left in December, Kagere was perhaps feeling the pressure of having to justify his place in the team instead of the Brazilian Lima Da Silva who is preferred by the coach.
Kagere blamed the loss of points to Homeboyz on complacency by the team
“The moment we went ahead, I felt comfortable and I think the same thing happened to the rest of the team. We relaxed especially in the second half and allowed Homeboyz back into the match,” he said. he continued.
Gor Mahia are now five points adrift of Tusker and Kagere who scored 13 goals in the 2015 season is one of the players who will be counted on to close that gap. The campaign to close the gap starts with the match against Ushuru this Sunday at Nyayo stadium.